South Florida is abundant with liquor shops, but when it comes to wine, where you go is of utmost importance. These wine shops from Hollywood to Homestead feature incredible wine selections from domestic and international labels including rare wine, organic wine, kosher wine and even wine crafted locally from exotic fruits such as mangos, lychee and passion fruit. These stores boast excellent service from well-informed and helpful staff and management as well as passionate owners adding warmth and excitement to the shopping experience.
8701 S.W. 72nd St.
Miami, FL 33173
Sunset Corners is an established wine shop in Miami run by the grandsons of the original owners, Bernie and Rosalind Rudnick. This store is a source for wine, spirits, beer, glassware, deli items and even gourmet food. The staggering wine selection includes varieties from around the world including kosher, organic, biodynamic, budget and rare wines. This beautiful shop has basically something for every wine shopper. Sunset Corners was named Best Liquor Store in Miami by Miami New Times and Retailer of the Year by MarketWatch Magazine.
Aficionado’s Cigars & Liquor
1200 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 105
Miami, FL 33131
This Brickell liquor, wine and cigar shop features an incredible selection of top wines well curated by management. Events include cigar and wine tastings to open up the palates to explore various varietals and to learn more about wine. The staff is friendly and well informed and delivery is available for shoppers in the Brickell area. This neat and professional space is located across from the Mellon Center.
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Schnebly Redland’s Winery
30205 S.W. 217th Ave.
Homestead, FL 33030
Schnebly Redland’s Winery includes a wonderful winery, brewery and wine shop. Peter and Denisse Schnebly opened the business in 2004, crafting wines made from exotic, local fruit including lychee, guava, mango, passion fruit and Carambola. This southernmost winery in the country offers a selection that even includes sparkling varieties as well as a fantastic wine club. Discounts are offered on quantity purchases.
2035 Harrison St.
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 922 -2910
Located in a busy and popular section of Hollywood, Hollywood Vine is conveniently open six days a week (every day but Sundays). The shop features exceptional spirits, cheese and over 600 wines sourced from around the world. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and always ready to assist. Hollywood Vine even features a wine tasting bar in store for Tuesday night events from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for wine and cheese sampling as well as education about food pairings and more.
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